Digital Making Blog
I am passionate about digital making and producing fun, engaging sometimes useful projects often with a Raspberry Pi and a printer. The latest 20 blog posts are shown below, or use the search box.
Wearable technology / cosplay This project is an adaption of a project I found online and the full details can be found here https://www.instructables.com/Resistance-Is-Futile-How-to-Become-the-BORG/ As with many projects I adapted some of the steps and have listed them below. All Borg cosplay The printing of the main components I printed parts Borg arm 1, 2 and 3 in vase mode using black PLA. This drastically reduced the print time and whilst a certain amount of definition was lost it was more than acceptable for what I wanted visually and structurally. As soon as these parts came off the printer I tidied
Wearable technology / cosplay This project is an adaption of a project I found online and the full details can be found here https://www.instructables.com/Resistance-Is-Futile-How-to-Become-the-BORG/ As with many projects I adapted some of the steps and have listed them below. All Borg cosplay The printing of the main components I printed parts
Over the last two years I have been working on developing my 3D printing painting skills. Coming from a position of never painted before I have watched many hours of YouTube videos on how to develop texture in painting. I am very pleased with how this one has turned out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9eVaVVSaeM&t=47s Since the 30th March 2020 the Raspberry Pi Foundation have been broadcasting a live show every Wednesday across the various social media platforms called Digital Making at home. The range of presentations has been amazing and there have been so many highlights for me. The videos make great resources
The Raspberry Pi Pico was launched last month and I have been waiting until half term to have a serious ‘play’. I am not really going to create anything groundbreaking or revolutionary but am very interested in how I can use it in school. My first project looks at setting
3D Printer Maintenance and cleaning I have found over the last four years of 3D printing that my printer only really exists in one of two states: Working really well and producing beautiful prints every single time or me hating it so much that I wish I had never bought
As a big fan of both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck simulator I wanted to build a physical dashboard that not only controlled the game but received real-time telemetry data back from the game. The final build uses both a Raspberry Pi Zero to read the server data
Last night was the first Animal Crossing New Horizons fireworks night in August and brought some exciting new game play to ACNH. As someone who is not a hard core gamer in any sense I have really enjoyed the 500+ hours spent on ACNH since Easter! There is a certain
Earlier in the year my heated bed failed during every print. The print would get about 75% through and then have a thermal runaway error which stopped the printing. Looking through the terminal messages on Octoprint it appeared to be an issue with the heated bed losing about 5oC and
I have been using the PLA professional filaments from kexcelled for just over a year and thought I would do a quick review of the silk: pink. This one can be purchased from 3dprintz.co.uk for £15.99 for 500g here. I like the silk filaments, they have a very nice touch
Ever since I first illuminated an LED I have wanted to build a custom bluetooth enabled theatre light using a Raspberry Pi. Aims of the project: Build a full size theatre lantern with colour changing LEDs which operated off 5V and could be controlled without logging into the Pi over
hank you to filamentive for sending me their tester pack to sample. Over the next couple of weeks I am going to print the same two prints and photograph under similar conditions. The second filament to be sampled is their PLA Matte – Moss Grey Both the vase and fish